Cleveland Aquatic Centre upgrade

The Cleveland Aquatic Centre has been enjoyed by locals and visitors to the city since it was built almost forty years ago. While the original 1978 facility has seen some minor upgrades including: a new grandstand (1984), heated pools (1988 and 1994) and outdoor water play area (2007), the facility is dated and in need of an upgrade. Council is currently investigating options to upgrade the facility, including exploring the option of a public/private partnership to redevelop the site while mitigating ongoing costs to Council and ratepayers.

While the exact details are yet to be decided and will depend on feedback from the community, it is proposed to develop the area into an integrated Aquatic & Emergency Precinct that includes:

  • A new public aquatic centre, including new pools, a larger gym, bigger café and a space that could be used for a crèche
  • State Emergency Services facilities (existing)
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (existing)
  • Local disaster management coordination
  • Ambulance (existing)
  • Other Community based project partners

If approved, this project would deliver not only valuable community infrastructure, but also ongoing social, economic and health benefits for the city.

Under the proposal, Council is looking to have the state-owned Cleveland Aquatic Centre and adjoining State Emergency Services land transferred to Council (indicated on below map), so the aquatic centre can be developed into a new community facility. The land will remain as community purpose, with public access to the facility to be guaranteed.

Boundary area map of aquatic precinct site

The new centre

The proposal is to create an entirely new state-of-the-art public aquatic centre incorporating wellbeing and warm water therapy services. The facility will provide the public with state of the art facilities, as well as training areas for our future swimmers and emergency services personnel. Potential facilities include:

Proposed new aquatic centre facilities:

  • New Pools
    • Outdoor pool (51.5m x 23 m ) to FINA standard with movable bulkhead
    • Indoor warm water program pool (10m x 20m)
    • Indoor learn-to-swim pool (10m x 15m)
    • Deep water pool with moveable floor (15m x 25m)
  • New Grandstand and swim club amenities
  • New Reception with gym, crèche, and retail component
  • New café with commercial kitchen
  • Increased car parking and all abilities access
  • New public toilets and change rooms
  • Retain existing kids’ water zone

Consultation

At this stage this is only a proposal and is subject to community feedback and final approval by Council and its project partners. As with all projects of this scale, if approved there are expected to be some construction disruptions at the aquatic centre while the new facility is built. Redland City Council commits to minimising impacts to the community and Cleveland Aquatic Centre users, and will keep the community informed at all stages of the project. We will work with community groups and local privately owned aquatic centres to ensure the public continue to have access to pool facilities during the project, which is anticipated to take approximately 18 months.

Get involved

We want to hear how you currently use the facility and what features would you like to see included in the upgrade.

Become involved by:

The Cleveland Aquatic Centre has been enjoyed by locals and visitors to the city since it was built almost forty years ago. While the original 1978 facility has seen some minor upgrades including: a new grandstand (1984), heated pools (1988 and 1994) and outdoor water play area (2007), the facility is dated and in need of an upgrade. Council is currently investigating options to upgrade the facility, including exploring the option of a public/private partnership to redevelop the site while mitigating ongoing costs to Council and ratepayers.

While the exact details are yet to be decided and will depend on feedback from the community, it is proposed to develop the area into an integrated Aquatic & Emergency Precinct that includes:

  • A new public aquatic centre, including new pools, a larger gym, bigger café and a space that could be used for a crèche
  • State Emergency Services facilities (existing)
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (existing)
  • Local disaster management coordination
  • Ambulance (existing)
  • Other Community based project partners

If approved, this project would deliver not only valuable community infrastructure, but also ongoing social, economic and health benefits for the city.

Under the proposal, Council is looking to have the state-owned Cleveland Aquatic Centre and adjoining State Emergency Services land transferred to Council (indicated on below map), so the aquatic centre can be developed into a new community facility. The land will remain as community purpose, with public access to the facility to be guaranteed.

Boundary area map of aquatic precinct site

The new centre

The proposal is to create an entirely new state-of-the-art public aquatic centre incorporating wellbeing and warm water therapy services. The facility will provide the public with state of the art facilities, as well as training areas for our future swimmers and emergency services personnel. Potential facilities include:

Proposed new aquatic centre facilities:

  • New Pools
    • Outdoor pool (51.5m x 23 m ) to FINA standard with movable bulkhead
    • Indoor warm water program pool (10m x 20m)
    • Indoor learn-to-swim pool (10m x 15m)
    • Deep water pool with moveable floor (15m x 25m)
  • New Grandstand and swim club amenities
  • New Reception with gym, crèche, and retail component
  • New café with commercial kitchen
  • Increased car parking and all abilities access
  • New public toilets and change rooms
  • Retain existing kids’ water zone

Consultation

At this stage this is only a proposal and is subject to community feedback and final approval by Council and its project partners. As with all projects of this scale, if approved there are expected to be some construction disruptions at the aquatic centre while the new facility is built. Redland City Council commits to minimising impacts to the community and Cleveland Aquatic Centre users, and will keep the community informed at all stages of the project. We will work with community groups and local privately owned aquatic centres to ensure the public continue to have access to pool facilities during the project, which is anticipated to take approximately 18 months.

Get involved

We want to hear how you currently use the facility and what features would you like to see included in the upgrade.

Become involved by:

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Cleveland Aquatic Centre upgrade survey

    Please complete the survey to tell us how you currently use the Cleveland Aquatic Centre. What features would you like to see included in the future facility, and more specifically, what are your thoughts around the land being transferred to Council (freehold) and repurposed to facilitate a public/private partnership?

    Please complete the survey to tell us how you currently use the Cleveland Aquatic Centre. What features would you like to see included in the future facility, and more specifically, what are your thoughts around the land being transferred to Council (freehold) and repurposed to facilitate a public/private partnership?

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